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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,742Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 386 providers in this state and specialty

654 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 654 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 654 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.01M

2014

$861K

2015

$804K

2016

Number of Claims

18,450

2014

14,516

2015

13,742

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,110

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

174

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 6
GABAPENTIN 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

2 8
ALPRAZOLAM 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

3 20
TRAMADOL HCL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 16
LISINOPRIL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
SIMVASTATIN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 4
CLOPIDOGREL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

13 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

14 3
MELOXICAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
RANITIDINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

16 48
LYRICA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 49
BACLOFEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

18 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
PROAIR HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

20 51
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
MEMANTINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 22 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

23 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 12
IBUPROFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

25 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 28 71
VENTOLIN HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

29 88
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 15
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

32 87
CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 43
TEMAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 56
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 36
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
VOLTAREN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

42 152
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 73
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 46 34
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

51 94
DEXILANT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 52 182
PREMARIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 189
MORPHINE SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 54 148
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 14
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 39
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 31
INVOKANA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 141
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 32
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 63 95
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 64 96
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 65 86
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

66 171
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 67 92
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 200
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 101
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

A 68 146
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 71 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 120
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 85
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 73 78
JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 197
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 27, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.